AES (AES) Was Upgraded by Bank of America (Merrill Lynch) to Buy; Coca Cola Company (KO) Shorts Lowered By 4.9%

November 13, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Among 9 analysts covering AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. AES Corporation has $15.0 highest and $1 lowest target. $11.04’s average target is 3.27% above currents $10.69 stock price. AES Corporation had 14 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, October 4. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, March 23. The stock of AES Corp (NYSE:AES) has “Peer Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by Wolfe Research. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 19 by Argus Research. Bank of America downgraded AES Corp (NYSE:AES) on Tuesday, November 22 to “Underperform” rating. The firm earned “Sel” rating on Monday, October 3 by UBS. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 10.

Coca Cola Company (NYSE:KO) had a decrease of 4.9% in short interest. KO’s SI was 27.70M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 4.9% from 29.13 million shares previously. With 8.90M avg volume, 3 days are for Coca Cola Company (NYSE:KO)’s short sellers to cover KO’s short positions. The SI to Coca Cola Company’s float is 0.72%. About 3.15 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) has declined 0.95% since November 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.79 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 49 investors sold The Coca-Cola Co shares while 618 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 504 raised stakes. 2.70 billion shares or 1.07% more from 2.67 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab holds 1.33% or 2.74 million shares. Central National Bank & Trust, Kentucky-based fund reported 15,105 shares. Fulton Natl Bank Na accumulated 136,667 shares. Park Oh reported 1.64% stake. Fort Washington Invest Advsr Oh stated it has 421,056 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Capwealth Advsrs Ltd Liability Com reported 25,822 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 0.64% in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Telemus Capital Limited Company stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Tompkins Financial has 7,492 shares. Ruggie Cap Grp accumulated 7,900 shares. 5,900 were accumulated by Godshalk Welsh Mngmt. First Finance Comml Bank owns 0.19% invested in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) for 24,176 shares. Ferguson Wellman Cap invested 0.08% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Ngam L P invested 0.77% in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). Churchill Corp invested 0.49% of its portfolio in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO).

Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $17.26 million activity. $1.32 million worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was sold by Perez Beatriz R. Finan Irial sold $15.94M worth of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) on Wednesday, May 24.

Among 21 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Coca-Cola had 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, April 21 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 12. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. The stock of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 10. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, June 20 report. As per Friday, February 5, the company rating was upgraded by UBS. The company was initiated on Friday, September 15 by Macquarie Research. The stock of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 9.

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company. The company has market cap of $199.34 billion. The Firm owns or licenses and markets non-alcoholic beverage brands, primarily sparkling beverages and a range of still beverages, such as waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, dairy and energy drinks. It has a 44.51 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; North America; Asia Pacific; Bottling Investments, and Corporate.

The AES Corporation is a holding company. The company has market cap of $7.06 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, operates a diversified portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses. It currently has negative earnings. It is organized into six strategic business units : the United States; Andes; Brazil; Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (MCAC); Europe, and Asia.

About 3.84 million shares traded. AES Corp (NYSE:AES) has risen 4.28% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.42% the S&P500.

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